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You spin me right round, Brisbane!

Lucky for us locals, Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art is celebrating it’s tenth anniversary with an incredible exhibition – Sugar Spin: You, Me, Art and Everything. Several crowd favourites from the past decade have made a comeback to the gallery and there are a few distinctive and dynamic newbies. Dominating the entrance to the space is a vibrant, impossible not […]


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Getting our art fix at the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art 8

For visitors to Australia, it is impossible not to see how heavily neighbouring countries influence our food, our culture and in many ways, our appreciation of art. As part of a larger Asian Pacific community, with about a quarter of our population born overseas, the ‘face’ of our Australian society can’t be simplified with a description of one […]


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Poking around our Brissie backyard

While my folks have been staying with us in Brisbane I’ve had the perfect excuse to revisit some of my favourite places. It’s been two years since their last pop in and I recognise more than ever the family traits I hope to inherit – most of all my parents shared curiosity for life and a willingness to […]


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Hiking for a good cause

With a new study semester about to start and very empty pockets I recently decided a fresh goal was in order. Something that would fit a student budget, involve some outdoor exploration and induce a challenging fitness routine. A new habit that might exhaust my wanderlust on a day that Andres is usually hard at work […]


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Photo dump: Up close and vibrant

Another sunshine filled day roaming Brisbane’s many beauties. Today we pulled out the macro lens and dove into Roma Street Parkland. The mixture of ‘Nanna flower’ meets colour explosion brings a humbling energy. Jasmine’s aroma scenting the path, our delighted noses leading the way. A flower within a flower, a puddle in a petal, an insect’s […]


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The plastic faces of Paddington

The funny thing about your own city is that you notice the familiar things you walk past every day, but sometimes you need a fresh face to remind you of the quirkiness lurking beneath. Today that fresh face happened to be an old friend that Andres and I first met in Brisbane back in 2008; […]


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A little creative stimulation – Brisbane style

We’ve recently been reminded of how accessible a little creative stimulation is in our own urban backyard. While there are plenty of boutique art galleries and public sculptural spaces, Brisbane also boasts the world class Gallery of Modern Art known as GOMA. So, when a friend recently visited from rural NSW in need of a little […]


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Photodump: Aussie creatures great and small

We’re very lucky to live close to one of Australia’s best animal sanctuaries. Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is a bushland oasis set on the Brisbane River where you get the chance to hug the local koalas, hand feed a mob of friendly kangaroos and get to know a plethora of other native species. Here’s a lengthy […]


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There’s no place like home

Once a year Brisbane celebrates everything about what ‘home’ means to the community at HOME Festival – a reminder that even though we live in a big city, we are all connected. With a huge selection of workshops, music, local food and all round creative inspiration, it’s a unique event and accessible to everyone – […]


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Taking a nature break in Brisbane

We’ve been back in Brisbane for just over a week, in which time we’ve acquired the accoutrements of a past life; mobile phones, diaries, alarms, keys, appointments, lovely friends, jobs and rent. It’s a reverse culture shock of sorts, in most ways great, but strange all at once. We needed some nature. Brisbane boasts the […]


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